Case Study- Katy and Emma Lodge: Studying sisters

Lily and Ollie Lodge, the son and daughter of Katy and Emma.

Katy and Emma Lodge are two sisters who both have experiences of being student parents. Both fell pregnant around the same time; Katy was studying in her second year at Plymouth University and Emma was in the army, but left to study her A levels. Both Katy and Emma spoke to Student Parents to discuss their experiences, the separate challenges they faced at different stages of education, and how they went through it together.
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Olympic Baby Tickets – Have you got yours?

Olympic Babies and their tickets from Rebecca Tyers on Vimeo.

You might have your tickets for the Olympics, but have you got one for your baby? The Olympics Committee have now confirmed that everyone attending the games must have a ticket – including babes-in-arms.

We asked local parents in West Ham how they felt about this latest ticket scandal.

Reported by Katie Storry. Edited by Rebecca Tyres.

Does your University offer the childcare you need?

One aspect that can be a particular worry of parents heading off to university is childcare. Especially for those who will be living away from their friends and family; finding childcare that suits you can be vital. So, Student Parents decided to find out which universities in the UK are best for offering childcare support to student parents.

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Top Toys 2012

Rather like puppies, children’s toys are not just for Christmas. While retailers usually go wild trying to get their products on competitive ‘top toy’ lists during the festive season, the directories – which arguably influence parents on what to buy their children – disappear again come January.

However, Christmas is only a one-off occasion – what about all the birthdays, Christenings and Bar Mitzvahs throughout the year? What should parents and relatives stuck for present ideas buy for children even when December 25th is not approaching?
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Case Study- Josina Maynard

Josina has been President of the Leeds student parent society for the last two years. She had two sons before coming to university, Alex and Dexter. Hear her story here.

Lillie and Robyn

Accommodation prices for student parents: Best and Worst

Student Parents have put together a list of the top 10 universities for price within the top 50 universities in the U.K. Looking at all the accommodation they offer, from studio apartments to 3 bedroom houses, these are the universities that offer the cheapest accommodation for student parents. To see the full list of university prices go to https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S445305p2fI

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Coming up: Leeds Student Parent Easter Party

Hi guys,

On 31st March, Student Parents will be visiting Leeds to take part in their annual Easter party! We’ll be tweeting from the event, and will be speaking to student parents, and reporting on the event, which we will post up here as soon as we can. Check out Twitter and our website on and after 31st March for all the pictures and stories from the day. In the mean time, go to http://leedsstudentparents.weebly.com/ to find out more about the event itself. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

See you there!

The Student Parent Team

Have your Say: Student Parents getting extra marks

Katie

Baby Names: For Life not just for Birthdays

It’s one of the most important decisions a parent will ever have to make: choosing a name for their child. Some decide to name their baby after close friends or family; others follow where celebrities lead. But, Student Parents has discovered a new trend that has taken hold in creches across the country: “Granny-chic” is on the rise.

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Case Study- Kyrsty Bonham

Kyrsty with fiance Pete and daughter Issy

We spoke to Kyrsty Bonham, who had her first daughter aged 21, while studying Law and Forensic Science. She tells us about how supportive Staffordshire University was, and how she has not had the same experience at her new university, where she is now studying a Masters.

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